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Chris Larkin is a partner in the Century City office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has practiced trademark law for over 30 years in New York and California. His practice focuses on United States trademark litigation, prosecution, clearance, counseling, and licensing on behalf of clients in a wide variety of industries, including foods, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, musical instruments, and cosmetics. He has extensive experience in litigation before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
He has been recognized by his peers and in-house counsel worldwide for inclusion in multiple editions of the Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners and the World Trademark Review 1000, and has been designated as a “Trademark Experts’ Expert” in surveys of leading US practitioners reported in World Trademark Review. He has held several leadership positions with the International Trademark Association, including service as an editor of The Trademark Reporter and on INTA’s Amicus Brief Committee, for which he authored INTA’s amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., 514 U.S. 159 (1995), in which the Court agreed with INTA’s position that single colors are eligible for trademark protection.
He received his BA (with Distinction) in Economics from Stanford University in 1977, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1980, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received the Young B. Smith Prize.
He has taught Internet Law and Trademark Law at USC, and in 2014 will be teaching a new Advanced Trademark course.
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Heidi Rummel was quoted about the likelihood of getting a conviction in a homicide case without the victim's body. "In most homicide prosecutions, the fact the person died is not the issue," Rummel said. “In the vast majority of murder cases, proving someone was a homicide victim is relatively easy with an autopsy, but without a body, prosecutors will need to prove the case with only circumstantial evidence.”
“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.
Abby K. Wood
“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.
2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.